Ravens absolutely can’t afford C.J. Mosley injury

Baltimore Ravens

C.J. Mosley left Thursday night’s game with a non-contact injury to his knee. He is the one player the Ravens can ill-afford to lose.

Watching Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley be carted off the field is a sight that has horrified Ravens fans.

Early in the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mosley was carted off the field in what appeared to be a non-contact knee injury, jumping over a player. It’s one thing if he jammed it on a  play, but for it to be a non-contact injury should have all of Maryland on “C.J. Watch.”

That’s because Mosley is the one player they can ill-afford to lose.

In his four seasons in Baltimore, Mosley has been a beast on the linebacker corps. He has accumulated over 318 solo tackles and eight sacks, and and the same time has ascended to become the Ravens’ best defensive player.

In a year that saw the Ravens barely miss the playoffs, Mosley was at his best, trying to keep the Ravens in contention for a Wild Card spot in 2017. The Ravens had big plans for this season, and in an AFC North that’s anybody’s for the taking, the Ravens knew that they had the defense to compete with anyone in the division.

Then, Mosley’s injury happened, and it threw everyone for a loop.

The Ravens defense isn’t nearly the same with Mosley not on the field, and if there’s a chance that he could miss some significant time, that would be devastating for the team and their dreams of competing for an AFC North division title. To describe how important Mosley is to the Ravens defense is something that can’t be put into words.

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Ravens fans know how important he is, and all of Ravens Nation should be praying that the injury he sustained in Cincinnati isn’t serious.

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